CalVet Spent $28M On Failed Computer System: Audit
The California Department of Veterans Affairs aimed to provide vets consistent care across different locations, but the new system wasted staff time and has not been fully deployed. In other veteran health news, the Navy will now take PTSD into account in misconduct cases resulting in discharge.
The Sacramento Bee:
Audit: Vets Agency Wastes $28 Million On Failed Computer System
California’s state auditor has labeled yet another California government technology project an expensive failure. The California Department of Veterans Affairs has spent nearly $28 million on a system that launched years later than planned, wastes staff time and has not been fully implemented, according to an audit released Thursday by state Auditor Elaine Howle. (Corhs, 6/16)
Why The Navy Is Making A Major Change In Its Approach To PTSD
For years, the military has struggled to deal with the unseen, psychological wounds of war, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has instituted major changes to the rules affecting sailors and Marines who suffer from PTSD. (6/16)